Wright Thurston

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneers
Publisher Snow College
Date 1994
Type Text
Format application/pdf
Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
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Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 326218
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Title Wright Thurston
Description When the National Guard was activated, Wright stayed in. He made First Sergeant and was sent to Hawaii. At his request he received a transfer to the Army Air Force as he warned to be a flyer. He tame home on leave before reporting for training and we spent the day together skiing at Pole Haven. What a day! We had the whole hill to ourselves. He furnished the lunch and I famished the transportation. We ran the ski lift and had a great time. This memorable day was the last time I saw Wright. I joined the Army Air Force as 1 wanted to be a flyer. I enrolled as an aviation student at Texas Technological College. Lubboc, Texas, when I received a sad letter from my mother telling me of Wright's death in an aircraft accident. As a Lieutenant he had completed Pilot Training, received his wings and was advanced as a pilot in a B17 Bomber. Apparently in take-off, a problem developed and the plane crashed and caught fire. There were survivors but Wright was not one of them. I don't know the last minutes of Wright's life, bur knowing Wright I envisioned turn helping others to save their lives while sacrificing his own. When it comes time for me to leave this life, 1 hope I can go where my friend Wright had gone. I will be in good company. Wright Thurston with the lent and pole he made before the National Scout Jamboree in 1937 - Courtesy Lee Thurston 65
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 26
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 326216
Reference URL